Picture this: The waves are crashing, there's the soft sound of gulls overhead—and then there's you, desperately kicking at sand and struggling to keep your beach towel from flying up in the breeze. Ah, if only you had the one thing missing from this scene: one of the best beach chairs on the market. Whether you're headed to the shore, the lake or the park, you won't be fully ready for summer’s sun and games without one on hand.
As far as options go, they really run the gamut: This pick from Sunflow ($296) is undoubtedly the cream of the crop with its detachable canopy for mid-day shade, while this option from Coleman ($43) has its own cooler for snacks.
The most sought-after seats for sunning will be durable, easy to tote and have plenty of bells and whistles, if that's what you're after—and yep, you’ll find us in one of ‘em.